SelfCare Sunday – A Walk in the Woods
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SelfCare Sunday – A Walk in the Woods

For many folks, including the family I was raised in, Sundays are a traditional time of rest and reflection.  I wanted to incorporate this tradition into my busy modern life by aligning my self-care and spiritual practices on Sundays.  In my ongoing struggles with mental health & recovery (anxiety, depression, OCD, post-concussion syndrome) I have learned … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday
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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday – Seven years ago on this very day (well the very day that Jan 7th occurred on back in 2009) I was on a wintry roadtrip from Toronto to Thunder Bay, with my friends Rachel and Zack.  Leaving Toronto just before midnight we alternated driving the 400 series and Central Ontario highways overnight so that we could … Continue reading

Westcoast Write-On
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Westcoast Write-On

I have exited myself into the ocean – as whitecaps, as waterlogged boardwalks as waves and wharves and whales. Expelling myself, as salt overflowing heavily soaking – shockingly, stunningly in your translucent brine. In your most foamy waves are things which surge me, or which I cannot sway because they are too strong. Like salmon … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday
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Throwback Thursday

5 years ago today I was in coastal South Carolina, visiting my parents.  Like thousands of other Canadian boomer expats, my parents had decided to go somewhere warm as winter got started up north – but neither of them enjoys super hot weather, so they decided on South Carolina as a temperate compromise. Today for #throwbackthursday, … Continue reading